Swan Lake

SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2018

Age Recommendation: This ballet is family-friendly, but the length may not be suitable for all children.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (including 2 intermissions)

Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography, editing and story treatment by Paul Vasterling
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony
Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss.

“With its lavish sets, costumes and storybook romance, The Sleeping Beauty delivers all the precision and artistry you might expect of a classical ballet. But you may be surprised by the level of strength, stamina and athleticism currently on display in Nashville Ballet’s dreamy revival.” – Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean (2012)

The Sleeping Beauty will be at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three (3) performances:

  • Friday, September 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.


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